At the end of every year, I like to go through my photos and take a look back and remember some highlights that have happened over these past 12 months. If I had to describe in three words what this year focused on for me, it would be: Change, Travel and Adventure. This year came with some big goodbyes and life changing events. It came with new dreams, goals, and overcoming plenty of fears. It came with challenges, frustrations as well as accomplishments and triumphs. Looking at everything in the form of pictures, a big sigh came out of me as I feel like I'm landing after a year of taking flight.
What a year! What did I learn from a year of change, adventure and travel? Once again, this year has taught me to stop trying to control so much and live more in the moment. It taught me that I can finish things that I start. It taught me to take risks, to follow my heart, and to have more fun. It reminded me how important my family and friends are, near and far. It confirmed that saying goodbye to things you love doesn't mean they're gone. I learned that I can get a tan and sunshine really does help my spirit. I learned that doing something I was certain I'd never do, will be the best decision I could make. I was reminded that my parents are still here loving me and available for advice when I need them. That you can feel homesick even when you're in the most beautiful of places. That my partner is my very best friend. I learned that I can live without most of the "things" that I thought were important. I learned to never take for granted the amazing food and markets we have in San Francisco! I was reminded of how much I love the warm rain. I was reminded that I'm really lucky. 2014 will be a year I'll never forget.